More than 50,000 availed benefit of Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna: Balbir Sidhu
Chandigarh, November 8: Health and Family Welfare Minister Punjab Balbir Singh Sidhu informed that more than 50,000 beneficiaries have availed the benefits of around 55 crore Rupees under the Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana (SSBY). Cabinet minister appealed the people to avail free treatment benefits under the scheme as 75 percent population of the state has already been covered by the Punjab Government. He added that the family could avail the benefit of free treatment upto Rs. 5 lakh from as many as 600 hospitals including major private hospitals of Punjab.
Mr. Sidhu said that health and education are the main priorities of the Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab government as the residents were being provided with superior health facilities. He said that the government has also initiated a special drive to improve the condition of health institutions. He added that apart from these sectors, the government has ensured plantation of 550 saplings in each village of Punjab to ensure clean and green environment.
The cabinet minister also appealed the people to actively participate in the events of Punjab Government being organized at various places to commemorate 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji.